Thursday, 28 April 2016

Catching up again!!

I had another comment this week about my lack of blogging, so this morning I thought I would try to catch up with the newsfromjude before the little people in my house wake up. DD2 and family are here for a few days, so not a lot of quilting is happening this week. Yesterday we spent some time in the garden and I had some little helpers, (as well as their mum), which was great. I have more family coming this morning, and was hoping to see DD1 and her children, but unfortunately those plans have changed.

I mentioned in a previous post that I was expecting special visitors, so thought I would post a photo of them that I took before they left. Lovely to see you both Faye and Kim, thanks for calling in.

Last weekend was the Anzac UFO retreat, and there were some who stayed, and some who came and went for various days, and those who popped in to visit. Tuesday morning my house was empty for the day, when clean up happened, the beds were remade, all ready to be occupied by DD2 and family who arrived that evening! It is school holidays here in South Australia.

These were the early birds, who got off to a start of their projects on Friday afternoon. One lady was knitting, and the other (who never does projects!!) shocked me and worked solidly all weekend and made a quilt!! 

One morning we had "brunch" of bacon, eggs and tomato with toast, out in the pergola.

 Paper plates were the preferred option, so there was no washing up, but unfortunately plastic cutlery just don't work very well to cut bacon!!

Some had already had brekkie before they arrived.

The resident cat was very spoiled by this lady.

I took this photo of the action inside the sewing room, while standing outside, and you can see the reflection of the car parked in the driveway.

I posted a photo from the Statler retreat, of one lady multitasking, and in this photo Raelene was trying to outdo Niki, by multitasking 3 things at once!

Erica's progress on a UFO, which is finally getting borders.

Pat is determined to get this quilt put together soon.

Another early morning brekkie in the pergola.

Julie came for another day working on her Embellished quilt.

Pamela was unable to come the previous weekend for the Embellished quilt class, so chose to work on her quilt this weekend, and was very happy to make some progress after not touching her quilt for a long time!

Pamela's centrepiece is being trapuntoed, and here she is tediously, carefully, cutting away the wadding.

The centre is now appliqued to the background and work will continue on this at home.

Margaret was very happy with her progress on the knitted jumper.

And Raelene was very happy to piece this quilt for a friend. And the quilter even loaded it on to Max and quilted it for her. And then the binding was even sewn, to result in a very successful weekend.

Hope you have enjoyed the photos of our weekend. It is almost 7am now, so I better get to the shower, before the little boys wake up. I can hear some rain on the roof, which is nice, because the country is so dry and desperately in need of moisture.

Be back soon,
Blessings, From Jude.


Sue SA said...

Busy, busy, lovely work, nice to see what everyone has been up to.

Susan Smith said...

Thanks for the catchup Judy and must do the same myself. Some of the projects were interesting and hope they all make good progress on them after spending the weekend with like-minded friends. Enjoy the rest of your family time and take care.

Susan Smith said...

PS It's trying to rain here too. Yay!

Jean McGee said...

Your home is proving to be a popular place for people to spend time and enjoy being creative, good work getting it all ready Judy. The quilts are all lovely and your youngest granddaughter is certainly growing fast. She will be sewing before you know it!
Looking forward to seeing you again. Love, Jean 😀🌞🌺

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Lots and lots going on, seems like my life lately too! Thanks for taking pics of your retreat and sharing, always so much fun to have a get away with good friends and quilting! Life is Good!